December 8, 2016 Subject:
This is one of the best Dead shows I ever saw. It has a great progression. The Promised Land opener is a very undistinguished version of the song, but I remember hearing something very subtle in Jerry's playing that made think something was going to happen that evening. Most of the first set is just good ole' fun bar-band Grateful Dead. Then, when they break into Loser, things start to get serious.
The 2nd set explodes right out of the gate with a powerhouse Shakedown St. followed by a high energy Miracle/Bertha/Good Lovin's trilogy. Then comes the mind-melting Dark Star. Everything just flowed perfectly from there.
January 13, 2014 Subject:
great energy at Nassau Coliseum!!
This is one of my favorite shows of the 70 that I saw between 73-95. I caught all 4 shows that week, the 2 at MSG and the next night at Nassau, the MSG shows were OK but this was the keeper, great long first set - loved the band when they were not in any hurry to finish the first set. Second set is an epic all time great with a hot Shakedown Street (Phil adds after - "that was Shakedown Street and you know it well!). Miracle / Bertha/ Good Lovin might have been played a lot during that time but that is a great combo , would much rather hear than Sailor/Saint!! When they started Dark Star my jaw dropped this would be the only time I heard it live, and was just as it should be, long and spacey. I was behind the stage during the song, and drums/space, since Nassau was smaller than some other arenas it was a great place to see the rhythm devils. Wharf Rat & St Stephen - I never got a chance to hear some of the songs the Dead played (Watchtower was one) but I was lucky enough to hear St Stephen played 5 times. Nassau had some great shows, had that great New York energy plus the parking lot scene that was missed at MSG. This show, the fall 79 shows, the May 1980 run, and 5/6/81, all great times for the band, and us too.
January 10, 2014 Subject:
I love this Dark Star. I've just listen to this and the News Years one 10 days early - this one's better! Some might say I'm crazy, but it's true!
The rest of the show is dynomite!
May 29, 2013 Subject:
One of my all time favorite shows
One of my all time favorite shows. Great from start to finish. So grateful to see this show. The Dark Star and St. Stephen (both rare for this period of time) speak for themselves. The Shakedown Street to open the 2nd set really set the tone. The drums after Dark Star were one of a handful I saw that really kept me engaged.
Forever grateful to Mr. Miller for bringing this and so many other shows back to life
March 20, 2013 Subject:
One of A Kind
This show is in a class of it's own. Fantastic guitar work from Garcia and a dream set list.
Music Never Stopped could be the best ever. Dark Star is special, no doubt.Miracle is perfect AND this is the last great Saint Stephen. Jerry was on a mission from November through January...
January 12, 2013 Subject:
top notch - -gorgeous show
nothing else to say
October 27, 2012 Subject:
to CM. Listening to this right now, and it's close enough to the real thing to sing its praises. Excellent.
July 27, 2011 Subject:
Last sweeeeet Suzie
Not 100 perecent sure of this yet.... I think this is the very last time Jerry ever sang sweet suzie. one of my favorite lines in Loser.
April 30, 2011 Subject:
Some Info Updates
The correct patch source is actually Nakamichi 300/CP1 mics.
Just to be clear, this recording was made FRONT OF BOARD with TWO Sony 54P Microphones. There was a THIRD microphone. It was a SINGLE Sennheiser 441. They were all fed into a Nakamichi 550 where the blend was performed. The stereo mixdown feed went into Bob Wagner's Sony TC-158SD Stereo Cassette Deck.
Source: source: aud cassette master taped by Jim Cooper; sony ecm22p's > sony tc-158sd, dolby b; set I, end of II: TDK SA-C90's, set II: Maxell UDXLII-C90; nak dragon/b > benchmark adc1 24/96 > hd-p2 > adobe audition cs6 > flac; transferred & seeded by Rob Berger 2013
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Source: flac16/48kHz ; Cassette Audience Master Recorded By Dr Keith J. Gatto; Nakamichi CM-300 Electret Condenser Microphones -Sony TCD 158 Cassette Recorder; Location @ FOB; Analog to Digital Transfer by Keith Gatto: Cassette Master played back on Sony TC-158 SD to a "Unknown Model" DAT deck @ 48KHz; Original zero gen DAT played back on a Sony PCM R-500-Digital Audio Labs Carddeluxe-32 bit float 48KHz WAV; Editing(Adobe Audition 3.0)-Mastering & Processing(iZotope Ozone 6)-FLAC encodeing(dBpoweramp)-Tagging(Tag & Re-name); Digital Transfer,Editing & Processing performed in the 32 bit float digital domain By JW; This is a dithered 16 bit 48KHz file set
Source: source: aud cassette master taped by Jim Cooper; sony ecm22p's > sony tc-158sd, dolby bset I, end of II: TDK SA-C90's, set II: Maxell UDXLII-C90; nak dragon/b > benchmark adc1 24/96 > hd-p2 > adobe audition cs6 > 16/44.1 > flac; transferred & seeded by Rob Berger 2013